This is a truly revolutionary Pan Tilt Zoom security camera. You really get the best of all worlds here. This 23X PTZ has a unique infra red LED combination. It will use one set for close views providing a wide field of Infra Red lighted view and another set of Infra Red LEDs for long distance viewing. You get all the great features of our Elite Series 23X 700tvl PTZ, with the added benefit of being able to see in complete darkness up to 250'ft feet away! This is the same high quality PTZ that has a special protocol made specifically for our DVRs. This will allow you to use our unique 3D positioning feature where you can simply draw a box around any part of the view with your mouse and the PTZ will automatically zoom in and re-position itself to center the object. It just doesn't get any easier than that. Additionally, it has perfect integration with our DVRs. No longer will you need to memorize presets to access the on screen display or to initiate a tour. With this PTZ you can use the pre-programmed buttons on our DVR. This PTZ has a high quality powder coat finish that is sure to last for years and is also lightning and surge proof up to 4000 volts. It is IP67 rated meaning you can use it indoors or outdoors and in almost any weather. If you are looking for a high quality PTZ that can see at night with no supplemental lighting, this is the way to go. Also, this PTZ is an amazing value because unlike most PTZ cameras, all of our Elite Series PTZs include the outdoor wall mount.
TV Lines (Color / B/W):
700TVL / 750TVL
1/3" EXview HAD CCD II
3.9mm ~ 89.7mm
(23x Optical zoom)
250ft / 100m
(~2° to 90°) Auto Flip 180°
Manual Control Speed:
Pan: 0.1° ~ 160°/s; Tilt: 0.1° ~120°/s
DH-SD, Pelco-D, Pelco-P
5 Pattern, 8 Tour, Auto Pan, Auto Scan
-40ºF ~ 140ºF / Less than 90% RH (IP66)
Φ 229.6(mm) x 381.5(mm)
AC24V/3A (±10%) (Power Supply Included)
Unboxing of the 23X PTZ
This is the unboxing video of our 23X PTZ Camera. This video was from our 540TVL 23X but we have updated this camera to 700TVL now.
This may be a little unique so I thought I would do a review and share it with you. My company already has a security camera system, a Security Camera King Ultimate security camera system in fact. Lucky for us, we do have a few vacant channels, so we didn't need to purchase another DVR to accommodate this PTZ camera. Our business unlike most these days, has been doing fairly well and we recently acquired the property adjoining ours. We have an average size parking lot for our employees and visitors and we have a couple of 3.6mm wide angle lens cameras fixed on the parking lot, but that is it. The new property is a strip that runs off the parking lot between two buildings and it is dark and night and un fenced. We've been wanting a PTZ camera for the parking lot, and now we need a street light for the new property. However, we purchased this particular PTZ camera instead. It is mounted on the edge of the parking lot on a pole, which is also on the edge of the newly acquired property. The powerful infrared LED illuminators easily range out the distance of the new property and allow us to monitor that area at night without the expense of adding any additional lighting. The PTZ camera not only produces a very clear, fine infrared video picture, but it's day time color video is that way as well. The 23X zoom lens gives us very good coverage of the parking area, one side of our original building, and the length of the entire newly acquired property, so our investment has been well worth it. Although we have our own Security Camera King security system, we are not security camera professionals (I take care of electrical systems and repairs) so we were a little fuzzy on exactly how to set up and operate the camera for our conditions. I called Security Camera King's support department and they were 100% helpful and professional. I'd have no problem recommending Security Camera King or their products to any one else.
Review by Roberts, Dana (Pennsylvania USA) on Apr 22, 2013
I recently installed two of these cameras for a company near the Philadelphia area and I'm writing to tell you how impressed I am with the cameras. Seriously, these cameras cost almost $900 each but the way the perform; I was very surprised after getting to know them that they weren't more in the $1500 price category. If you are an installer or have had the opportunity like I have to see a lot of different makes and models of security cameras, especially the electronic components, I think you can appreciate why so many people that have say so many good tings about the Sony ExView HAD CCD II. The quality of the video capture is almost always outstanding, relative to the resolution and other features of that particular camera. But on this camera, that is only the beginning. This camera is really jam packed with features, all of which are practical and useful. The camera delivers a good quality video at one of the highest resolutions I've seen for a PTZ camera, in fact for any analog camera, at 700 TVL resolution in color and 750 TVL resolution in black and white. Identification isn't an issue with this camera not only because of the high resolution image, but it also has a 23X optical zoom lens. (It also has a 16X digital zoom on top of that which is good for the first few degrees of power before it really starts to distort the picture like most digital zoom enhancements.) The camera has an OSD for control of features, but there area also many features that can be set to work automatically and do a fine job of making adjustments on their sown such as gain control, shutter control, and white balance. The iris and focus functions of the lens are also automatic (you can make them manual) and are quick and responsive. Of course there are also all the other features you'd expect from a high quality PTZ camera like presets, auto tour programming, patterns, scans, etc. The real "claim to fame" of this camera exists in it infrared function though. Most PTZs with a strong zoom function can "out zoom" their practical infrared LED illuminator range rendering the camera relatively useless in dark environments after a short range. However this camera has a 250 foot (almost a football field) long range. That's some powerful on-board LEDs! Ironically, that can present itself as a problem because the stronger LEDs will be too strong for close objects and have a tendency to over illuminate or "washout" the capturing at close distances. This camera compensates for that by using two sets of LEDs, so that when objects are close it uses the less powerful set to illuminate but not over illuminate close objects. In addition the camera is pretty darn low light sensitive to start out with a rating of 0.01 Lux for color and 0.001 Lux for black and white. Bottom dollar, this is a nice PTZ camera and my customer was very satisfied with both of them.
Review by Nighman, Craig (Ohio USA) on Mar 26, 2013
You know how you can order a pizza with "everything?" Well, this camera is no pizza, but it's like one of those with "everything." Personally, I don't see how anyone could be disappointed with it. To start with, for us, the camera has replaced four stationary, 3.6m fixed lens wide angle cameras and on top that, now gives us the ability to zoom in on the same areas (very closely) and at night time too. The camera comes with 700 TVL color resolution and 750 TVL black and white resolution (just about the upper limits of resolution for an analog camera). The video recordings are very clear, detailed, and the color seems just about right. Of course, if you're considering a purchase of this camera the two tings you probably are concerned with the most is the PTZ functions and the night time camera capabilities. First, the PTZ functions. The work great and are very rapid both in response times and movement. The zoom power of this camera is 23X optical so you get a really decent "telephoto" experience. If you are interested, you can go above the optical zoom and into the digital zone which offers another power factor of 16X. Now with this powerful zoom and the fact that this is an infrared camera and not a true day/night camera with an ICR filter how can you get any benefit from the zoom at night? Well, first of tall the CCD is still pretty darn light sensitive; rated at 0.01 LUX for color and 0.001 LUX for black and white. For the infrared mode, the camera has two sets of infrared LED illuminators. A "less intense" set for objects up close (this prevents washout from over-illumination) and a set for objects farther away, up to 250 feet or so (providing you with the long distance coverage). In addition to the on-board infrared LEDs, as a matter of note, we have several stationary infrared cameras on other buildings and locations with in the company's yard and this camera will even pick up farther using the infrared light from these cameras. I really can't see how you would be disappointed with this camera. Just order a PTZ with "everything."
It seems like the security camera industry like many other industries is always trying to find a way to get more and better with just about everything. This Security Camera King PTZ camera is a good example of that. A PTZ camera is only as good as each of its three areas of mechanical motion; in this case zooming, panning and tilting. This camera had no problem with all three and has a good range of motion and is relatively quick to respond. But as much as a PTZ is only as good as its ability to Pan, Tilt, and Zoom, the zoom function is only as good as its "power" will allow it to see. The problem with most strong powered zooms is that the zoom can far out reach the infrared LED illuminators' range. Which means that unless the camera has a very low light sensitive sensor (which in that case it would probably then be a true day/night camera with an ICR filter instead of an infrared camera), the len's zoom power at night is only as good as the LED illuminators that accompany it. Unless you put some darn good powered infrared LED illuminators out there (specifically built in to the camera for example). But then that creates another problem. If all you were going to do was look at objects farther away, that wouldn't be a problem. However, for objects that are close up, the overly strong LED illuminators will over-illuminate the object and cause wash out in your video picture. (The same as looking directly into a car headlight up close.) However, this camera solves that problem by using "Smart" technology. It has one set that can range up to 250 feet in total darkness and another closer, less powerful set to illuminate objects that are close. Moreover, the camera automatically knows when to use which set. As far as the operation and performance of the camera is concerned we have had absolutely no problems and are very satisfied with it.
Review by Ted Onley, Lucent Technologies on Feb 17, 2013
This is a fairly expensive camera to put in your back yard. Just kidding, I don't think too many people would use this in there back yard although I could be wrong. We actually use this in our company's backyard. Our back yard is a storage and railroad delivery area that covers quite a bit of area. We manufacture metal products including wire so we need some a fairly large area for storage. We mainly manufacture pipes and wire, and most of it is made of copper. As expensive as copper is these days, we've had way too much come up missing out back and decided it was time for some security camera coverage back there. Box or bullet cameras just won't do it because some of our pipe bundles and cable spools are pretty large which makes it easy for some one to hide behind and not be seen by the camera. So we placed a ole right smack dab in the middle of the yard and mounted the Security Camera King PTZ-EL700IR250L23X right at the top of it. Now we can see every bit of the yard and when we need to get a shot that would be clear enough to identify the face, all we have to do is use the 23X zoom! Since we already own a 16 channel Ultimate DVR from Security Camera King and we have a few vacant channels on it, installation was really easy. We just mounted the camera, ran an aerial cable to our building, then straight to the DVR. The 700TVL color resolution does a great job and when you combine that with the 23X zoom you can easily get a face shot that clearly identifies and individual. Though we have had no problems since we installed the camera, we have tried this out ourselves by testing the camera at various locations throughout the yard. With the camera placed in the middle of the yard we maximize our infrared range to a total of 500 feet, 250 feet to each side. Security Camera King calls this camera "Smart" because it has two sets of infrared illuminating LEDs. One set is for closer shots and they are not as intense so as not to "wash out" the shot with infrared light. The second set is for farther shots with a more intense beam to maximize the potential of being able to use the 23X zoom at night. They work great, although I have to admit, most of our use so far has been with the farther reaching set, probably because we have it mounted so high on the pole. Anyway, it produces a crystal clear picture in color or black and white and the camera responds quickly and easily to PTZ commands regardless of how they are executed. Nice camera!
Not only does it integrate well with Security Camera King DVRs as far as OSD and PTZ functions are concerned but the camera still works great even if you don't have a Security Camera King DVR as long as you can match the communication protocol of either Pelco-D, Pelco-P, or DH-SD (just for the record, I'd bet about 99.9% of the PTZ cameras out there would match one--I'd say 100% but someone would prove wrong...lol). I really can't thing bad to say about this camera (it's too large maybe??). I mean the camera functions include a 23X zoom which can really get you some great shots, especially for a security camera. Back the zoom all the way up and you can go wide angle with it. It really pushes the outer limits on analog PTZ cameras. The resolution is incredible. At 700 TVL color and 750 TVL black and white, about the only way to beat that is move up to an IP megapixel camera. The OSD has a plethora of features including iris and focus controls, gain control, shutter control, and of course digital signal processing. The darn thing even comes with up to 7 alarm inputs and 2 alarm outputs. It's really not a camera at all, it's more like a mini one camera/DVR combination. Of course I guess the biggest feature on this camera is the most obvious, the infra red mode. This camera has two different sets of infrared LEDs, one set with good local intensity and another set with good distance intensity (up to 250 feet!) so the zoom doesn't go wasted in the night or in dark rooms or other dark conditions. This prevents illuminating a close picture with too much infrared illumination and illuminating a distant object with too little illumination. (That's what makes it "Smart" by the way). I really have no complaints, I'm very satisfied and I'm sure you will be too!
I'm not a security camera professional so when my boss asked me if I could install this camera I was keeping my fingers crossed. We already have a Security Camera King Federal Series DVR and have a couple of open channels for more cameras. The installation turned out to be easy, that is, the actual mounting and placement of the camera as well as running the video cables, power wires (the camera comes with its own 24 VAC power supply), and the wires for the RS485 connection. However, when it came time to set up the camera and get it ready for operation on the DVR I had few problems. Not that it was any fault of the cameras' I just wasn't familiar with some of the features, vocabulary, and so on. I eventually decided that I better "call for back up" so I contacted Security Camera King's support staff. These guys were great at answering all my questions and they did so without the slightest hesitation or sign of impatience. We got the camera set up and running and they even taught me a thing or two about using it and the OSD menus. The camera of course works great, the picture quality is amazing and the smart infrared technology works like a charm. But the big thing here was the way Security Camera King's staff treated me and was so willing to help. Thanks guys, you saved the day!
Security Camera King's 23X 700 TVL Smart Infrared PTZ Security Camera has technology that I've been waiting for. The camera has two different sets of infrared LEDs. When you have a good infrared PTZ camera and you are close to an object and zoom in, unless you have your area artificially lit with outdoor lights or LED illuminators, the LEDs from the camera are usually too bright and washout the image. Likewise, turn loose the PTZ's zoom on a distant object and you basically lose it in the dark because it is outside the range of the single set of LEDs. Not with this camera. This camera has two sets of LEDs; one set is for close objects and the other is for objects farther away, up to about 250 feet away. Now that's smart. If you need to zoom on areas farther than that you may want to consider lighting that area with additional LED illuminators if necessary. But the "smartness" doesn't end there. In addition to the enhanced infrared zoom illumination, the camera also works with Security Camera King DVRs to work with 3D intelligent positioning. Using your USB connected DVR mouse, click and drag to draw a rectangle on your monitor screen and the camera automatically pans, tilts, and zooms, to that area or object and centers it on the display. Further, it can work with the pre-programmed buttons on the DVR. A final little bonus is that the camera comes with its own outdoor wall mount saving you the additional expense. All of my customers that have used this camera have been very pleased with its performance and I will rate it at five stars.
I don't know if this camera is all that smart, but whoever designed it is. The problem with PTZ cameras that aren't true/day night cameras, i.e. use infrared LED illumination, is that the on board IR LEDs are often to weak to make the zoom range useful at night. If you do find a camera with some powerful IR LEDs, than close up shots, especially when zoomed closer are often washed out in white because the LEDs are much too powerful for illuminating scenes in closer to the camera. This PTZ camera however, is equipped with two sets of IR LEDs. One set is really powerful with a useful range of 250 feet! If you were to use these on something close at night, you'd probably get a screen that looks something like the North Pole in winter (all white). However, this "smart" camera knows when to turn off this "beaming" LEDs and turn on the second set that are not as strong for those shots that are closer to the camera to prevent the washout effect. Excellent idea! Never mind that the camera also has a high recording resolution, several automatic picture enhancement features, and if you have a Security Camera King DVR you can use 3D positioning to boot! I gotta go with 5 stars on this one!
This is an amazing pan, tilt, and zoom camera. Our guys here at the company refer to it as R2D2 because it kind of looks like an upside down R2D2 when it is hanging from its mount. The camera is pretty large in size, but when you consider all the components that must be used to make it you can understand why. The Security Camera King PTZ-EL700IR250L23X camera is a nice, high quality camera, especially valuable for special long range night time uses. It produces great video recordings at 700 TVL resolution that are clear and color correct. The zoom function has a 23X optical zoom and a 10X digital zoom so there isn't much that can get past you with this camera. The camera's special feature is it's infrared capturing mode. It has two different sets of infrared LEDs; one set is used for closer objects while the other set is used for zooming in objects that are farther away. Objects that are up to 250 feet farther away! Also, we use this with a Security Camera King DVR so we can take advantage of the "3D" positioning system. Using the DVR's USB mouse you simply click on the display screen on the monitor where you want the camera to move and it will go there. Also, to zoom in on an object or area, all you have to do is click and drag with the mouse to create a box and the camera does the rest. Excellent video, excellent quality -- R2D2 to the rescue!